Sunday 20 May 2018

Design Team Masking Project using Stampin' Up!® Products

Nigezza Creates aka Gez, Independent Stampin' Up® Demonstrator

Hi and welcome to my blog that is featuring the tutorial for the Design Team project from #stampinforall. The theme was masking. Click here to go to the group.

I had seen this type of masked background before and really wanted to give it a try. I didn't watch any tutorials I just got stuck in and had a go myself!

Nigezza Creates DT masking project #stampinforall

Stamp sets used

I used my most loved stamp set 'Butterfly Basics' for the focal point of this card. I used the masking technique to get the fern leaf behind the flower. I have done this many times so already had the flower fussy cut.

#toptip - keep your masks with the stamp sets to use again and again!

For the back ground I used 'Sheet Music'

I love this stamp and have used it on lots of cards, but never like this.

How I created the background 

  • Video tutorial link is below, this is quite hard to explain by writing down!
  • I used lots of scraps of cardstock that really were destined for the bin!
  • Washy tape
  • I taped the scrap down on my base exposing a section I wanted to ink
  • I stamped the music 
  • BEFORE removing the mask I got a sponge and distress inked the edges of what I had just stamped
  • I then covered this image up with another scrap and taped it down
  • I then moved the the original scrap to mask off another section I wanted to stamp
  • I needed to add quite a few scraps as I created more stamped sections
  • I kept going until the whole of the back ground was covered
  • I used Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla for this card
Nigezza Creates #stampinforall masking challenge

Stamping image

  • I stamped the image of the flower in Chocolate Chip
  • I them placed the mask of the flower over it and stamped the fern leaf in Mossy Meadow
  • I stamped the stripe and post mark in Blackberry Bliss
  • I am so glad to see these two colours back
  • I added the honeycomb image as well in Smokey Slate
  • I stamped the sentiment on Blackberry Bliss and added some fern around it in Mossy Meadow and some honeycomb in Smokey Slate around the sentiment
  • I used the Pretty Label Punch to cut it out
  • I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card
  • Distressed a doily with Crumb Cake and ripped if to add interest behind the sentiment 
  • This was then mounted not a Chocolate Chip card blank
  • I added a Very Vanilla mat to the inside which I distressed with Crumb Cake around the edges and stamped the fern leaf on as well
Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Nigezza Creates DT Masking challenge for #stampinforall

Video Tutorial

Press below to see the tutorial on my YouTube channel

I hope you enjoyed this, there were lots of people trying this and if you click here you can see the blog post with group members designs.

See you seen

Gez xxx

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